Here’s True Detective Season 4 Episode 3’s ending explained with a recap featuring spoilers. Dive into our breakdown and find out what happened, and who dies in Night Country Part 3.
What happened at the end of True Detective Season 4 Episode 3?
Towards the end, Navarro and Danvers get closer to finding Annie Kowtak’s killer, after watching a video featuring her abduction.
Night Country Part 3 saw Danvers and Navarro securing new leads on what happened to the Tsalal scientists. Pete’s veterinarian cousin deduced that they didn’t freeze to death. Instead, they had died before freezing. He further revealed that he has seen multiple Caribeau dying of plain fright, which is a call back to the opening scene of the season where a herd of Caribeau ran and jumped to their deaths. Whatever caused the deaths of those animals could have resulted in the deaths of the scientists as well.
While Danvers and Navarro went to interrogate another scientist named Oliver Tagaq who used to work at Tsalal, Pete had Annie’s phone cracked open. The episode ended with Navarro and Danvers watching a video that Annie recorded right before she was abducted. In it, she was under the ice in a cave and claimed that she had “found it.”
The “it” she referred to could be what’s plaguing Ennis. The episode showed further clues of toxicity across town. The water seems to be contaminated, which was hinted to be a result of the mining activities. It further caused another Inupiaq baby to be stillborn in the present day, which further intensified the Indigenous population’s continued protests. So, whoever abducted and killed Annie would have wanted to hide the truth about Ennis’ toxicity, and what’s causing it.
Did Lund die in True Detective Night Country Episode 3?
Night Country Part 3 ended with Lund dying on the hospital bed after stating “We woke her,” and seemingly getting possessed by Navarro’s dead mother.
Lund died because of the lethal condition he was found in. However, his statement saying “we woke her” could be a hallucination, similar to Navarro’s visions. The series seemingly pursues a supernatural element. But, it’s likely that all the unnatural events and visions that the people in Ennis are experiencing are causes of the toxicity of Ennis. It’s what possibly caused the Caribeau to die in fright. Similarly, it led to the death of Tsalal scientists.
But most importantly, it’s resulting in both Julia and Evangeline Navarro seeing visions and hallucinations. Evangeline seeing Lund getting possessed could all be in her head. After all, she also saw Danvers’ dead son earlier in the episode.
What is the meaning of Mrs. Robinson in True Detective Season 4 Episode 3?
In Night Country Part 3, Hank accused Danvers of playing Mrs. Robinson with his son, Pete. He implied that Danvers was romantically pursuing Pete for an extramarital affair.
Mrs. Robinson is not a character in True Detective Season 4. The name is a reference to a character from the 1967 movie The Graduate, played by Anne Bancroft, who engages in an affair with a younger man.
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